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Deliberations resume in Arias trial penalty phase

Taylor Avey

Deliberations resume in Arias trial penalty phase

CREATED May. 22, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix jury deciding whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or death has resumed deliberations.

The case went to the panel Tuesday afternoon, and jurors deliberated for about an hour before adjourning for the day. They resumed Wednesday morning.
The deliberations come after Arias spoke to jurors in the penalty phase of her murder trial, asking them to spare her life. She says she'd use her time in prison to bring about positive change, including helping recycle trash and raising money for victims of domestic abuse.
Arias later talked to The Associated Press and other media outlets, saying she believes she "deserves a second chance at freedom someday."
The same jury earlier this month convicted the former waitress of first-degree murder for killing her lover in 2008.
 
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